About.com For Sale

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http://www.isedb.com/news/article/1109

Anyone care to invest $350 - $500 Million Dollars for about.com?

Reports are that Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL and NYT are all bidding on the network.
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Yer I saw this over at http://blog.outer-court.com/ who do you think will win it ?
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I think NYT (New York Trading) have been most aggressive with their bidding, but you never know what Google will crop up with....

Tough Call.
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Personally, I never did like that website.
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I preferred their urbanlegends.about.com section, but could never find what I wanted anywhere else on the site. I'd give them $10 for the urbanlegends! :)
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Ask Jeeves will snap it up I reckon.
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WOW! :shock:

huge money. I reckon Google will be buying it.
any great finance guys in here - opinions??
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its an ugly site but can be informative though
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What about we throw or money together and buy it :D I got US$5 here...
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madmonk wrote:
WOW! :shock:

huge money. I reckon Google will be buying it.
any great finance guys in here - opinions??


NYT were quite aggressive with their bidding apparently and I have read from some top guys that they were favourite to pick it up.

Personally I feel that Google already have a strong relationship with about.com by supplying their advertisments and it could just give them an added edge on the situation.

Bidding ended on tuesday, Should be news soon.

Theres an interesting point of view here that i kinda agree with -

http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/sho ... =about.com
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Tuesday.
I reckon google will want to buy it. Since google has an added advantage to it, they may be the one buying it afterall!!

Getting about.com as local is a great idea,

although it does strike some resenblence to wikiopedia/wikiotravel in some ways! :-)
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snicksnack wrote:
What about we throw or money together and buy it :D I got US$5 here...


And I got about $2.50 here left in change...I doubt all the fruit in town could sell to compete with Google and them...
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snicksnack wrote:
What about we throw or money together and buy it :D I got US$5 here...


I agree with you. I got $10... :D
How much stock will it get.
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I hear everyone talking about this, but I have never visited that site before.
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FuNEnD3R wrote:
I hear everyone talking about this, but I have never visited that site before.


*lol How could you have missed it? It shows up in just about every Google search you do.
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Just incase anyone missed it -

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtm ... ID=7676790

NYT took it.
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didnt miss it this time.

impressive price, but I think its worth every cent they paid. considering the amount of good contents N high SE rankings

what do you guys reckon? :-)

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